The biggest thing that gets brought up to any solo traveller is how safe are you? Is it safe to solo travel? Maybe you should think about travelling in a group?
However travelling in a group may not be possible or you simply don’t want to, but the answer to is solo travel safe is always YES!
It is safe to travel solo and something you will get better at as you travel more, with a lot of it coming down to common sense and being sensable while travelling.
My top 10 ways of staying safe while travelling.
Keep your valuables safe!
This one is something most people know but keeping your money, electricals and passport close to you, not having them out too much only when needed.
Not only helps keep your attention on your surroundings, making you less of a target and harder for pickpockets to take advantage, but it also allows you to take in the place that you are exploring
Let people know where you are
When solo travelling you probably don’t want constant messages from back home all the time because you are too busy exploring and having fun to respond.
However, getting a SIM card for the country you are in and letting someone know your movements as well as when you are going off-grid and can expect to hear from you again.
Is massively important for safety as at less one person back home knows where you are and if something did go wrong would have an idea as they haven’t heard from you.
Get travel insurance
Having insurance is something that people tend not to bother with thinking ‘oh I will be fine’ but having it an not needing it is always safer and saving you money when you do need it.
Check government website
Checking on your government website for any update, advice and location of the embassies before you go can come in handy.
Arrive in the daylight
Getting a flight, bus or any other transport that leaves you in your new destination during the day not only is safer but also makes it easier to navigate your way around when first dropped somewhere new.
Don’t drink too much alcohol
Of course, go out have a good time but don’t have too much to a point you can’t look after yourself because there will be no around who will, also be sure to keep an eye on your drinks too.
Don’t flash valuables about
Linking back to keeping your valuables safe, waving your phone or camera about will just draw attention to you along with screaming tourist making you more of a target.
Be aware of your surroundings watch when getting things in and out of your bag it can become easy to get complacent which when you can become targeted.
Learn the basics of the local language
Knowing basic phrases can not only show a sign of respect to the locals for their language and culture but also help you out when stuck if can know some of the local language commutating with the locals becomes a lot easier saving you both time.
Don’t carry too much cash
While having some cash available on you is a good idea, having too much can also be a bad one.
If something happens to that cash it would be all of your travel funds gone, so having a card you can use aboard to take money out at ATM’s, especially when going to multiple countries and carry different currencies.
Understand the local transport system
Understanding how the local bus and train system works can save you money on a taxi. Also ensures that you are getting the best detail and heading to the right place, without someone driving you around increasing the cost of your journey.
Hopefully, these tips will help keep you safe as you navigate your way around the globe.
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